Notable Los Angeles: 7/20–7/26


Monday 7/20: Louisa Hall discusses her new novel Speak, together with Ivy Pochoda. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 7/21: The RwIrGiHtTe Read features Amy Gerstler, Chad Sweeney, and a surprise guest. Hosted by Peggy Dobreer. Open mic sign-ups begin at 6:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Shane Kuhn discusses and signs Hostile Takeover. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Maggie Lehrman discusses and signs The Cost of All Things. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Nate Corddry presents Reading Aloud Live! with Aya Cash, Paul Scheer, Julieanne Smolinski, and Jerry Stahl. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Wednesday 7/22: Madison Young presents her memoir, Daddy. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Thursday 7/23: Public School and Poetic Research Bureau present a reading and celebration of Jasper Bernes’s new book out on Commune Editions We Are Nothing and So Can You. 7 p.m. at The Public School.

Release Party for the latest issue of Fine Print. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Avenue 50 and Writ Large Press present Sesshu Foster and Amy Uyematsu. Hosted by Chiwan Choi, Traci Akemi Kato-kiriyama, and Mike Sonksen. 7:30 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Selfish launches Issue Two: Just One More. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Friday 7/24: Chad Kultgen discusses and signs Strange Animals. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Leah Hayes discusses her graphic novel Not Funny Ha-Ha. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

The Last Book Review brings together a mixture of comedians to engage in, amongst other things, a book review. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

David Ulin moderates a discussion with James Ponsoldt, director of End of the Tour, along with Danny Baker, and Libros Schmibros Lending Library founder, David Kipen. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $20/members $8.

Saturday 7/25: Robert Scheer: They Know Everything About You. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.

Farley Elliot discusses his book Los Angeles Street Food. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Rob Halpern and Jennifer Scappettone read from their works of poetry. 7:30 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.

Sunday 7/26: Joel L.A. Peterson reads from and signs Dreams of My Mothers: A Story of Love Transcendent. William R. Hincy reads from and signs The Hoards of Torment. Mick E. Jones read from and signs Cat Tales: Da’ Real Pussy. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Stephen Yenser, Elena Karina Byrne, Ming Di, John Fitzgerald, and Helene Cardona celebrate Dublin Poetry Review: Éigse Átha Cliath. 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.

Tongue & Groove L.A. presents readings by Melissa Chadburn, Seth Fischer, Kita Shantiris, Kym Ghee, and Keith Niles. Hosted by Conrad Romo. 6 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe. $7.

Xach Fromson is a native Angeleno and the co-host/co-founder of Shades & Shadows, a sci-fi/fantasy/horror/etc. reading series here in LA. He studied creative writing at California State University Northridge, where he worked on The Northridge Review. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California Riverside Palm Desert Low Residency program, and is finishing his first novel. He appeared at Dirty Laundry Lit's "Love Sucks" event in February 2013, and has stories published in "Halloween Tales" and "Winter Horror Days" from Omnium Gatherum press. And once, he slew a dragon. Follow him on Twitter @_mythogenesis_. More from this author →